mashvara – ahmad faraz

مشورہ – احمد فراز

 

زیست کی تلخیوں سے گھبرا کر

اپنا دامنِ عجز پھیلا کر

آسماں کی طرف نگاہ کیۓ

اپنے ربِّ کریم کے در سے

موت کی بھیک مانگنے والے

 

دیکھ اس زر نگار مسجد کو

آب زرّیں کی جھلملاہٹ سے

جس کے مینار جگمگاتے ہیں

تیرے ربِّ کریم کا گھر ہے

 

اور اس خانہ مقدّس میں

مۓ کوثر کے خمْ لنڈھاۓ ہوۓ

شوخ غِلماں لگاۓ سینے سے

ملک الموت نیم خوابیدہ

یادِ ربِّ کریم میں گم ہیں

 

چھوڑ انداز یہ دعاؤں کا

تا بہ کے آسرا خداؤں کا

ہاں فقط ایک نعرۂ وحشت

بڑھ فقط اک قدم بغاوت کا

 

یا تو یہ خیر و شر کے رکھوالے

موت کی بھیک تجھ کو دے دینگے

یا پھر انکے مہیب پنجوں سے

چھین کر اپنی زندگی پا لے

موت کی بھیک مانگنے والے

 

मशवरा – अहमद फ़राज़

 

ज़ीस्त की तल्ख़ीयौं से घबरा कर

अपना दामन ए इज्ज़ फैला कर

आसमां की तरफ़ निगाह किए

अपने रब्ब-ए-करीम के दर से

मौत की भीक मांगने वाले

 

देख इस ज़र निगार मस्जिद को

आब-ए-ज़र्रीं की झिलमिलाहट से

जिस के मीनार जगमगाते हैं

तेरे रब्ब-ए-करीम का घर है

 

और इस ख़ाना-ए-मुक़द्दस में

मये कौसेर के ख़ुम लुंढाए हुए

शूख़ ग़िलमां लगाए सीने से

मलक-उल-मौत नीम ख़्वाबीदा

याद-ए-रब्ब-ए-करीम में गुम हैं

 

छोड़ अंदाज़ ये दुआऔं का

ताबा के आसरा ख़ुदाऔ का

हां फ़क़त एक नारा-ए-वहशत

बढ़ फ़क़त एक क़दम बग़ावत का

 

या तो ये ख़ैर-ओ-शर के रखवाले

मौत की भीक तुझ को दे देंगे

या फिर इनके मोहीब पंजौं से

छीन कर अपनी ज़िंदगी पा ले

मौत की भीक मांगने वाले

mashvara – ahmed faraaz

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zeest1 ki talKhiyauN2 se ghabra3 kar
apna daaman-e-ijz4 phaila kar
aasmaaN ki taraf nigaah5 kiye
apne rabb-e-karim6 ke dar7 se
maut ki bheek maNgne vaale
1. life 2. hardships 3. frightened, distressed 4. apron of helplessness 5. sight 6. benevolent lord 7. door
You who are distressed with the hardship of life, extending your helpless hand for alms, looking towards the sky for help, begging for the relief of death at the door of your benevolent lord …

dekh is zar-nigaar1 masjid ko
aab-e-zarriN2 ki jhilmilahaT se
jis ke minaar jagmagaate haiN
tere rabb-e-karim3 ka ghar hai
1. golden, shining 2. water of gold, gold paint 3. benevolent lord
… look at this grand masjid, shining in the glitter of gold, whose minarets sparkle. This is the house of your benevolent lord.

aur is Khaana-e-muqaddas1 meN
ma’e2 kauser3 ke Khum4 lunDhaae5 hue
shooKh6 GhilmaaN7 lagaae seene se
malak-ul-maut8 neem9 Khwaabeeda10
yaad-e-rabb-e-karim11 meN gum12 haiN
1. house of sanctity 2. wine 3. legendary river in heaven 4. flask 5. spilling, overflowing 6. playful, beautiful 7. the male equivalent of heavenly hoories 8. angel of death – sarcastic reference to “the owners of life and death” 9. half 10. dreamy, sleepy, resting, lazy 11. thinking of (offering prayers/homage to) the benevolent lord 12. lost, busy
And in this blessed house of spirituality, overflowing with heavenly wine, with heavenly attendants on hand, the owners of life and death, restful and relaxed are busy praying to their lord.

chhoR andaaz1 ye duaauN ka
taa-ba-ke2 aasra3 KhudaauN ka
haaN faqat4 ek naara-e-vahshat5
baRh6 faqat ek qadam baGhaawat7 ka
1. style 2. how long 3. dependence 4. only 5. call of terror 6. forward 7. revolution
Give up this way of begging. How long this dependence on/hope for benevolence. Yes, but one call to strike terror, one step forward towards rebellion.

ya-to1 ye Khair-o-shar2 ke rakhwaale3
maut ki bheek tujh ko de deNge
ya phir inke moheeb4 panjauN5 se
chheen kar apni zindagi paa le
maut ki bheek maaNgne vaale
1. either 2. good and evil, reward and punishment 3. keepers 4. formidable 5. hands, grip
If you take this step, either these lords of reward and punishment will grant you your wish of death, or from their formidable grip you will be able to wrest back your life. You, who keep begging for Death.

 

mashvara – ahmed faraaz

zeest1 ki talKhiyauN2 se ghabra3 kar
apna daaman-e-ijz4 phaila kar
aasmaaN ki taraf nigaah5 kiye
apne rabb-e-karim6 ke dar7 se
maut ki bheek maNgne vaale

1. life 2. hardships 3. frightened, distressed 4. apron of helplessness 5. sight 6. benevolent lord 7. door
You who are distressed with the hardship of life, extending your helpless hand for alms, looking towards the sky for help, begging for the relief of death at the door of your benevolent lord …

dekh is zar-nigaar1 masjid ko
aab-e-zarriN2 ki jhilmilahaT se
jis ke minaar jagmagaate haiN
tere rabb-e-karim3 ka ghar hai

1. golden, shining 2. water of gold, gold paint 3. benevolent lord
… look at this grand masjid, shining in the glitter of gold, whose minarets sparkle.  This is the house of your benevolent lord.

aur is Khaana-e-muqaddas1 meN
ma’e2 kauser3 ke Khum4 lunDhaae5 hue
shooKh6 GhilmaaN7 lagaae seene se
malak-ul-maut8 neem9 Khwaabeeda10
yaad-e-rabb-e-karim11 meN gum12 haiN

1. house of sanctity 2. wine 3. legendary river in heaven 4. flask 5. spilling, overflowing 6. playful, beautiful 7. the male equivalent of heavenly hoories 8. angel of death – sarcastic reference to “the owners of life and death” 9. half 10. dreamy, sleepy, resting, lazy 1×1. thinking of (offering prayers/homage to) the benevolent lord 12. lost, busy
And in this blessed house of spirtuality, overflowing with heavenly wine, with heavenly attendants on hand, the owners of life and death, restful and relaxed are busy praying to their lord.

chhoR andaaz1 ye duaauN ka
taa-ba-ke2 aasra3 KhudaauN ka
haaN faqat4 ek naara-e-vahshat5
baRh6 faqat ek qadam baGhaawat7 ka

1. style 2. how long 3. dependence 4. only 5. call of terror 6. forward 7. revolution
Give up this way of begging.  How long this dependence on/hope for benevolence.  Yes, but one call to strike terror, one step forward towards rebellion. 

ya-to1 ye Khair-o-shar2 ke rakhwaale3
maut ki bheek tujh ko de deNge
ya phir inke moheeb4 panjauN5 se
chheen kar apni zindagi paa le
maut ki bheek maaNgne vaale

1. either 2. good and evil, reward and punishment 3. keepers 4. formidable 5. hands, grip
If you take this step, either these lords of reward and punishment will grant you your wish of death, or from their formidable grip you will be able to wrest back your life.  You, who keep begging for Death.

Search Words: rebellion against conventional religion, faith, injustice, oppressed

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